Recently I have seen many calls for papers of pop culture things. My recent favorites being a call for literary analysis on Jennifer Crusie novels. And then there’s this one for the Mag Fields:
Call for Magnetic Fields Papers:Scholarly articles interpreting the lyrics of songs by The Magnetic Fields desired for a book.Each paper should be between 2000 and 5000 words.please send abstracts to susancallow_at_hotmail.comArticles should interpret lyrics in depth. An entire paper about one song would be excellent or a paper about four songs in conjunction. Papers that cover more than 5 songs should display overall comprehensive knowledge of the Magnetic Fields. It is important that each paper cover any literary references in the songs being discussed.
Now in no way do I mean to dis on these calls for papers. As a fan of both Crusie and Merritt, I have often thought critically while enjoying their art. And that is why I am sending out the official
INSANE CLOWN POSSE CALL FOR PAPERS (which, unsurprisingly, is without google hits):
Can be about the entire Dark Carnival mythos or singular songs including these titles:
- What Is a Juggalo?: The Foucaudian Panopticon at Work in Suburban America
- Women Behind the Clown Makeup: The Role of the Juggalette in ICP Fandom
- Wikkid Gamez: Evil Klown Role-Play Among Male Twentysomethings
So please, join in!
“Why Justin,” said Foucault with disarming nonchalance, “are you not, as you Americans say, down with the clown?“
Even more strange, his name sounded familiar and I realized this blogger and I went to college together. See what community the literary crit of ICP can bring?